ONI’S AIDE CHIDES FAYEMI OVER REMOVAL OF PORTRAITS
Removal of portraits of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State,
Engr. Segun Oni from the governors' office has been described as
childish and the beginning of reign of terror to be unleashed on Ekiti
people by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN)-led government.
Wale Ojo-Lanre, Chief Media Aide Engr. Oni, who reacted to the removal
and destruction of the former governor's portrait said; “photographs
can be removed and destroyed, but no one can remove Oni's legacies
Ojo-Lanre, who warned the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi to learn
from history and face the task of governance instead of running after
Engr. Oni's shadow, said; “May be instead of just removing Oni's
portrait from the list of past governors of Ekiti, Fayemi should also
go ahead and reverse all that was done by the Oni-led government.
“Honestly, this is the height of parochialism because removing Engr.
Oni's portrait symbolises that there was no governor in Ekiti between
May 29, 2007 and October 15, 2010.
“It also depicts that Fayemi's government is starting from May 29,
2007 and that he should assume responsibility for all that was done
between May 2007 and October 15, 2010 because there cannot be vacuum
“Furthermore, it was Engr. Oni that inaugurated the State House of
Assembly and if Fayemi is saying that there was no governor in Ekiti
between May 29, 2007 and October 15, 2010, does it also means that
there was no House of Assembly in Ekiti State as at today because the
present one was inaugurated by Engr. Oni?
“May be Fayemi should go beyond removal of Engr. Oni's portrait, he
should also return all the over 500 kilometres of roads constructed by
the Oni's government to the state that they were before 2007. Also,
the over 3,000 students that received scholarship should be asked to
return the money that they were given. Furthermore, all the Obas that
were enthroned by the Oni's government can also be dethroned so that
he can embark on fresh selection process.
“May be too, all the over 3,000 blocks of classrooms, Government House
Guest Chalets, Secretariat buildings and other buildings built by the
Engr. Oni's government should be demolished so that Fayemi will be
happy that he has removed Oni's legacies from Ekiti.”
Describing Fayemi's action as parochial, Ojo-Lanre said; “We are not
surprised at actions like these because they are expected from
someone, who for want of political power went all out against former
governor Ayodele Fayose, calling him all sorts of unprintable names
only for him (Fayemi) to team up with the same Fayose that he called
murderer when he needed votes.
“By this action, Fayemi has shown that he is in government to settle
scores and we wish him well.”